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Posted by nofixman406 pts Sunday, December 5, 2021

Here is how close the 3rd generation's top groups were to a 'Rookie Grand Slam'

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From top to bottom: iKON, BLACKPINK, BTS

A "Rookie Grand Slam" is when an artist is able to win the awards that honor the best performing new artists of the year at five major award shows of South Korea. These award shows are MelOn Music Awards (MMA), Mnet Asian Music Awards (MAMA), Golden Disk Awards (GDA), Gaon Chart Music Awards (GCMA), and Seoul Music Awards (SMA). (Note that Korean Music Awards (KMA) is one of, if not the most highly regarded award shows of South Korea, but no idol group has won Rookie of the Year at KMA as of December 2021.)


EXO

How Close: 2/5

Awards Won:

  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Music Awards (2013)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2013)

BTS

How Close: 4/5

Awards Won:

  • New Artist of the Year - Melon Music Awards (2013)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2014)
  • New Artist of the Year  - Gaon Chart Music Awards (2014)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2014)

GOT7

How Close: 2/5

Awards Won:

  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2015)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2015)

WINNER

How Close: 4/5

Awards Won:

  • Best New Artist  - Mnet Asian Music Awards (2014)
  • New Artist of the Year - Melon Music Awards (2014)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2015)
  • New Artist of the Year - Gaon Chart Music Awards (2015)

Red Velvet

How Close: 2/5

Awards Won:

  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2015)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2015)

MAMAMOO

How Close: 1/5

Awards Won:

  • New Artist of the Year - Gaon Chart Music Awards (2015)

iKON

How Close: 5/5 - Rookie Grand Slam!

Awards Won:

  • Best New Artist - Mnet Asian Music Awards (2015)
  • New Artist of the Year - Melon Music Awards (2015)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2016)
  • New Artist of the Year - Gaon Chart Music Awards (2016)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2016)

TWICE

How Close: 2/5

Awards Won:

  • Best New Artist - Mnet Asian Music Awards (2015)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2016)

SEVENTEEN

How Close: 2/5

Awards Won:

  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2016)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2016)

GFRIEND

How Close: 4/5

Awards Won:

  • New Artist of the Year - Melon Music Awards (2015)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2016)
  • New Artist of the Year - Gaon Chart Music Awards (2016)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2016)

NCT 127

How Close: 4/5

Awards Won:

  • Best New Artist - Mnet Asian Music Awards (2016)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2017)
  • New Artist of the Year - Gaon Chart Music Awards (2017)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2017)

BLACKPINK

How Close: 4/5

Awards Won:

  • New Artist of the Year - Melon Music Awards (2016)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2017)
  • New Artist of the Year - Gaon Chart Music Awards (2017)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2017)

I.O.I

How Close: 3/5

Awards Won:

  • Best New Artist - Mnet Asian Music Awards (2016)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2017)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2017)

WANNA ONE

How Close: 5/5 - Rookie Grand Slam!

Awards Won:

  • Best New Artist - Mnet Asian Music Awards (2017)
  • New Artist of the Year - Melon Music Awards (2017)
  • Rookie of the Year - Golden Disc Awards (2018)
  • New Artist of the Year - Gaon Chart Music Awards (2018)
  • New Artist Award - Seoul Music Awards (2018)

Notes:

  • iKON and WANNA ONE are the only 3rd generation groups to get "Rookie Grand Slam."
  • iKON is the first, and as of December 2021, the only group from YG Entertainment to achieve a "Rookie Grand Slam."
  • WANNA ONE is the first group from a company that is not a part of the "Big 3" to achieve a "Rookie Grand Slam."
  • BTS, GFRIEND, and BLACKPINK all missed a "Rookie Grand Slam" by losing Best New Artist at MAMA.
  • NCT 127 is the only 3rd generation group to miss a "Rookie Grand Slam" by losing New Artist of the Year at MMA.
  • WINNER is the only 3rd generation group to miss a "Rookie Grand Slam" by losing New Artist of the Year at SMA.
  • NCT 127 is the only NCT unit to win any of the awards that make up "Rookie Grand Slam" as of December 2021.
  • Just like the 2nd generation, the 3rd generation did not have any female artists who achieved a "Rookie Grand Slam."
  1. BLACKPINK
  2. BTS
  3. EXO
  4. GFriend (Girlfriend)
  5. GOT7
  6. iKON
  7. IOI
  8. MAMAMOO
  9. NCT 127
  10. Red Velvet
  11. Seventeen
  12. TWICE
  13. Wanna One
  14. WINNER
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Kawaiidimple
Kawaiidimple19 pts Sunday, December 5, 2021 2
Sunday, December 5, 2021

You literally forgot about exo’s rival bap. They won 4/5 because remember when both got buskered buskered at mama? Lmao

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Haelimaimnida909
Haelimaimnida909246 pts Sunday, December 5, 2021 21
Sunday, December 5, 2021

iKON is definitely a unique group. They achieved so much and they do have amazing songs. If it wasn't for their misstep from their past they'll be untouchable and become the best male group in the world....but that's fine because both members and B.i are doing great and they'll always have my full support!

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